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#1 of 10 Old 11-19-2012, 04:41 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I am part of a local tiny food coop, and we are looking for a california farm or source for high quality olive oil at an affordable price. Anyone have a recommendation? Thanks!


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really, no one has a source that they love for olive oil? 


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I'm curious about this too. I've been looking for a new olive oil...
 


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I have an olive oil I love, but it's not from CA. I assume you're looking to buy from a local source. Good luck.

Edited to add -- a quick Google search on CA olive oil producers gave me a list of sites, including this

http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&cd=1&ved=0CDkQFjAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.cooc.com%2Fproducers.html&ei=rVazUKXPOoei8gTj84C4Cg&usg=AFQjCNGuLm5pV0EWyNkXm0-RH6ss-4mpKg
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I've been using this for a while and get it from azurestandard by the gallon. From CA.

 

http://www.napavalleynaturals.com/Organic-Extra-Virgin-Olive-Oil/p/NVN-ORGEVOO&c=NapaValleyNaturals@OliveOils


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Here is the very best olive oil on the planet. :)  http://www.barianioil.com  I've been buying olive oil from them for years.  It's organic, cold pressed, and unprocessed.  I usually buy 4 - 8 liters every year.  The price is excellent, considering the quality.

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I will second the Bariani. I sourced it for the buying club I ran in DC. It's amazing. I still buy it in bulk now. Can't beat it!
 


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We use California Olive Ranch.  Our local Meijer grocery store carries it and I've heard Costco does too.  I've not jumped into the ordering food online game yet

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I highly recommend the database of producers and sources of premium extra-virgin olive oil assembled by Tom Mueller, author of "Extra Virginity: The Sublime and Scandalous World of Olive Oil": http://www.truthinoliveoil.com/great-oils/north-america This includes numerous California producers, including the two mentioned here. Bariani is excellent; Calif Olive Ranch makes a good oil, but tends to be low in important, health-giving polyphenols. Apollo Olive Oil is excellent, and loaded with polyphenols. And, any of the stores sourcing from Veronica Foods on the list will have a range of oils, and are quite happy to share polyphenol counts and all aspects of the detailed chemistry they run on their oils.
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